Tag Archives: sacred space

Remembered Landscapes

In my class on religion and popular culture, we explore the notion of sacred space. Often, I’ll show my students a few very short clips from Ken Burns’ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea: this one on Native American notions … Continue reading

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Images from the Middle East (Easter Edition)

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This Easter Sunday, images from my first trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories — my first encounter with Jerusalem, my first with the Sea of Galilee. Blessed are the peacemakers, blessed are those who mourn, blessed are those who … Continue reading

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On W.E.B. Du Bois, Race, and the Mind’s Architecture

The architecture of the UMass Amherst campus can be forbidding. Aging brick and concrete towers testify to aesthetics best forgotten and a budget crisis impossible to ignore. The building that dominates the campus, and its surrounding landscape, is the rectangular, … Continue reading

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